PM Khan’s Visit to Saudi Arabia has Symbolic and CPEC Purposes

The first-ever official overseas trip of Pakistan’s new Prime Minister is to Saudi Arabia, where the South Asian leader plans to reinforce the important message of Islamic solidarity while shrewdly positioning his country to potentially get a better series of financial deals from China. The Significance Of Saudi Arabia Prime Minister Khan is in Saudi …

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US and India 2+2 = Unprecedented Partnership Minus Strategic Autonomy

Many commentators remarked how the results of the first-ever 2+2 talks between the US and India were apparently mixed, but the reality is that they couldn’t have been any more straightforward. Both Great Powers agreed to the COMCASA military communications pact and announced that they’ll be holding their first-ever tri-service drills next year which will …

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Western Media’s Provocation Against CPEC Represents a New Phase in the Infowar Against Sino-Pak Relations

A scandalous article recently published in the London based Financial Times called “Pakistan rethinks its role in Xi’s Belt and Road plan“, insinuated that Pakistan is about to cancel important bilateral projects related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under the new PTI led government of Imran Khan. The report was based on statements from …

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The US Is Scapegoating Pakistan Prior to a Possible Anti-CPEC Sanctions

The US military suspended $300 million in aid to Pakistan. Technically speaking, the US didn’t cut off actual “military aid” in the physical sense that it’s widely perceived to have done but blocked money that “was part of reimbursement for the loss of lives and financial losses that Pakistan suffered while leading the fight against …

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Pakistan’s Overseas Baloch Reintegration Campaign Extends to the EU

Dr. Jumma Khan Marri’s trip to the EU is a powerful example of a Pakistani patriot doing everything that he can to reintegrate his fellow overseas Baloch into their cosmopolitan homeland’s society after previously supporting their militant secession from it for decades. One of the long-running structural threats to Pakistan’s stability has always been the …

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Cranes tower above the first, 602-meter-long quay at the Gwadar port in Baluchistan on the southernmost tip of Pakistan last October. This is the site of what is supposed to become a giant trade port as part of China's 'New Silk Roads'. Photo: AFP/ DPA

The New Silk Roads Are Just Pieces in a Giant Puzzle

The New Silk Roads, formerly One Belt One Road, then Belt and Road Initiative, were launched almost five years ago by President Xi Jinping, first in Astana (the Silk Road Economic Belt) and then in Jakarta (the Maritime Silk Road). Way beyond the acronym purgatory – and the “lost in translation” factor that neither name …

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Russia Could Aid China’s TAPI Plans and “Zip” Together Eurasia

China expressed an interest in joining the TAPI gas pipeline. Pakistan’s Daily Times reported that China would like to build a branch line through the neighboring country once the original project is completed, which would apparently be less costly than constructing another one directly from Turkmenistan. In the event that it comes into fruition, which …

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Pakistan Could be at the Heart of a New Pan-Asian Trading Order

Pakistan currency faces a plethora of economic problems caused by decades of domestic mismanagement, a US led war on terror in which Pakistan’s supporting role has cost lives and money with not so much as a “thank you” paid back in kind and a global economic scenario wherein the currencies of virtually all developing economies …

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